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Dec 27, 2012 5:30pm PST
. >> reporter: cecilia vega, abc news, los angeles. >> cecilia, thank you. >>> and now, made in america tonight and a hopeful sign from ford. the automaker announcing its plan to pump three quarters of a billion dollars into plants in michigan. 2,300 new jobs. >>> and speaking of made in america, our christmas challenge. and tonight, the big reveal here. the factories saying thank you for the joy and the jobs you created. merry christmas. it was the made in america christmas challenge. you can see the christmas lights are up. across the country, even the mall of america. inside, santa taking those requests. david muir with "world news." how are you? >> oh, good. how are you? >> reporter: i'm just curious. of those kids sitting on santa's lap, how much of what they're asking for is made in america? >> oh, oh. i guess -- ah -- i guess -- i guess -- >> reporter: you'll remember, even the elf was stumped, telling us he couldn't answer those kinds of questions. but if you look closely, we guaranteed you could find made in america. just one thing, $64, creates 200,000 jobs, say economists. an
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Dec 4, 2012 11:35pm PST
soon end up on america's dinner tables? our reporter travels to the secret testing facility like no other. >>> plus, speed racers. million-equipment. breakneck speed. and a crew of elite athletes fighting for glory. we take you inside sailing's high-octane makeover. >> announcer: from the global resources of abc news, with terry moran, cynthia mcfadden and bill weir in new york city, this is "nightline," december 4th, 2012. >>> and good evening. i'm cynthia mcfadden. tonight, we begin with the murder trial illustrating that luck can be a fickle thing indeed. when a florida man won a multimillion-dollar lottery jackpot, he didn't realize he may well have been setting off a bizarre chain of events that would end with his murder. here's abc's linsey davis for our series, "crime and punishment." >> reporter: abraham shakespeare probably thought he was the luckiest man in the world when he won $30 million in the florida lottery in november of 2006. but his luck would change in a horrific way. and now, this woman, doris dee dee moore, is on trial for his murder. moore sobbed in court toda
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Dec 2, 2012 7:00am PST
nearby hospital, one injured person after the next got rushed in on gurneys, and across america it's a scene that tragically plays out time and again. abc news discovered, on average, well over 200 fatal bus crashes take place every year in the u.s., with more than 12,000 nonfatal crashes. and more than 15,000 people injured. just last week, a 6-year-old boy died when a bus crashed into the long island home where the boy was asleep in bed. and in july, a tour bus crashed into this barrier outside of new rochelle, new york. with the bus going too fast for the slick roads. injuring all 24 people on board. back in miami, it turns out that the driver here, even mowed down a sign warning vehicles more than 8 feet tall to turn around. police say they don't know whether they'll file charges against that driver. his bus belongs to the miami bus service. a company that we found had three violations last year related to driver fatigue. ron, it's too early to tell if that played any role in this crash. >>> a frightening scene this morning on a highway in japan where at least three people were kil
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Dec 2, 2012 4:00am PST
rushed in on gurneys and across america it's a scene that tragically plays out time and again. on average, well over 200 fatal bus crashes take place every year in the u.s. with more than 12,000 nonfatal crashes. and more than 15,000 people injured. just last week, a 6-year-old boy decide when a bus crashed into the long island home where the boy was asleep in bed. in july a tour bus crashed into this barrier in new rochelle, new york. back in miami, it turns out that the driver here, even mowed down a sign warning vehicles more than 8 feet tall to turn around. they don't know whether they'll file charges against that driver. his bus belongs to the miami bus service. ron, it's too early to tell if fatigue played any role in this crash. >>> a frightening screen this morning on a highway in japan where at least three people were killed when part of a tunnel collapsed outside of tokekytoky. ceiling plates made of concrete fell on cars. the tunnel is 35 years old but was just inspected a month ago. >>> police in san diego are searching for two men caught on tape, caught allegedly stea
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Dec 7, 2012 11:00am PST
. >>> the man considered to be the toughest sheriff in america is in san francisco trying to figure out whether students at a local middle school sent him hate mail. sheriff joe arpaio tried to clear it up. >> reporter: joe arpaio now is known as the toughest sheriff in america also as the most controversial sheriff in america. this morning he might qualify as the most frustrated sheriff in america. others exhibit adult quality penmanship but the words all in spanish allegedly from students in a middle school sent to the sheriff, designed to hurt. >> then they said i have concentration camps with my tent city i put up 20 years ago. then i'm a racist. and i break up families and just go after brown people. >> reporter: he has a national reputation for aggressive enforcement of illegal immigration laws. he figured since he was coming to town he offered to come out to the middle school and talk to the students or at least the teachers or the principal. >> i'm concerned about parents given the wrong message to their kids even teachers in schools. because in class had to be controlled by a t
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Dec 18, 2012 11:35pm PST
promised it will be the safest school in america. a pledge parents the use to reassure their children and themselves. for "nightline," i'm juju chang in newtown, connecticut. >>> coming up next, from selling off shares to stripping shelves, how this tragedy is changing the game, at least for now, for those who make, sell, and invest in the booming business of guns. [ male announcer ] red lobster's crabfest ends soon. hurry in and try five succulent entrees, like our tender snow crab paired with savory garlic shrimp. just $12.99. come into red lobster and sea food differently. and introducing 7 lunch choices for just $7.99. salads, sandwiches, and more. impact wool exports from new zealand, textile production in spain, and the use of medical technology in the u.s.? at t. rowe price, we understand the connections of a complex, global economy. it's just one reason over 75% of our mutual funds beat their 10-year lipper average. t. rowe price. invest with confidence. request a prospectus or summary prospectus with investment information, risks, fees and expenses to read and consid
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Dec 20, 2012 11:35pm PST
, from the passion to the anger to the obsession. what comes next for america and its weapons? from the global resources of abc news, with terry moran, cynthia mcfadden, and bill weir in new york city, this is a special edition of "nightline" -- a day in the life of the american gun. >>> good evening. i'm bill weir. so how does it feel to live in the most heavily armed society in human history? do you take fear or comfort from the fact that this country holds three times more gun stores than mcdonald's restaurants? for many, it took a slaughter of 26 women and children to start talking about the 34 americans shot to death every day, and that talk has many others lining up to buy their first gun. so at this moment of national conversation in a search to understand the complexities driving both sides, "nightline" teams fanned out across one nation under the gun and deeply divided. philadelphia, 7:30 p.m. sergeant john hoyt works overnight. a shift that makes a reasonable man question how anyone could call this the city of brotherly love. and just moments into his night, it begins. >>
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Dec 4, 2012 4:00am PST
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Dec 3, 2012 7:00am PST
try to get medical help. >> reporter: for "good morning america," abbie boudreau, abc news, los angeles. >>> and now to that shocking story played out on television in front of millions of viewers. it's a little tough to see this video. a television host setting a magician's head on fire. the magician is all right. he is now in the hospital recovering, and lashing out at that show's host who may soon be arrested. abc's linsey davis has the story. >> reporter: in this death- defying scene, flames shoot from the head of magician wayne houchin, a moment he says is no magic trick. millions of tv viewers watch as this unscripted prank by a tv host backfired in a horrific way. >> his face is burnt. >> reporter: now, that host is expected to face charges, a warrant issued for his arrest. it all started saturday when houchin was a guest on the popular show in the dominican republic "approach the stars." he says the host, franklin, unexpectedly poured a flaming cologne on his head. on facebook, houchin wrote, this was not a stunt or part of an act. this was a criminal attack. he was rush
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Dec 30, 2012 4:00am PST
lactose intolerance on america this morning. jon by the way has a big show. senators chuck schumer and jon kyl on "this week." a lot of news developing overnight. we go to mr. ron claiborne who has extraordinary videotape. >> out of russia. a plane crash outside of moscow. we'll begin with this stunning video. the plane overshot the runway and careened into traffic and abc has the story. >> reporter: you're about to see the terrifying moment of impact as the russian passenger jet slams into a busy highway. watch again. you can see the plane's tire colliding with the moving car. and listen closely. you can hear the squealing brakes and crushing metal. the crash took place on saturday at an airport outside moscow. the red wing's airline's flight broke through a barrier fence shattering into three pieces and bursting into flames before skidding to a stop at the edge of the highway. witnesses rushed to pull survivors out of the wreckage. the russian made tupolev 204 was flying back from the czech republic with no passengers and eight crew members on board. officials say four of them were k
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Dec 28, 2012 5:30pm PST
. >> this is america. they should be working for the american people. >> the parties are trying to outdo each other. >> sit down, don't come out of the room until you have this thing taken care of. >> reporter: the next 24 hours will tell us whether or not this will be successful. harry reid, the top democrat in the senate, and mitch mcconnell, the top republican, are going to be working together to try to come to some bipartisan agreement. then on sunday what will happen, they'll try to present that agreement to the rank and file members of the senate and then onto the house to see if it can pass. it won't be easy and even if they can pull this off, it will be what the president called the bare minimum, extending the tax cuts, but leaving some of the tough issues, especially spending cuts, until early next year. david? >> our chief white house correspondent leading us off. jon, thank you. >>> we'll turn to the second major winter storm in a week. the system is already moving through the south, tracking up to the northeast. in arkansas tonight, tens of thousands are still without power a
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Dec 24, 2012 5:30pm PST
to barrel across america, possibly producing christmas day tornadoes in the south and then a huge mess in the northeast. just as people are trying to get home after the holiday. in parts of the country, the action has already begun, and here's abc's alex perez. >> reporter: it's the nightmare before christmas travelers were hoping to avoid. blankets of snow from central new york to northern california creating christmas chaos for some parts of the country. >> we're hoping we don't sit on the runway. we did that last time and it's not fun. >> reporter: in chicago, paula gagerman and her three daughters arrived early for their christmas eve flight. they are among the millions taking to the crowded skies today. what's that stress like when you got to get somewhere and you're traveling with family and it's not -- mother nature is not cooperating? >> extremely stressful. >> we're like, come on, come on, come on. we just want to get there. come on, we're going to be late, we're going to be late, come on. it's really annoying. >> reporter: in northern california, a huge storm caused a bi
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Dec 2, 2012 8:00am PST
that carefully, we can invest in things to make america stronger. we can rebuild infrastructure. we think those are good investments in america and we think we can afford them. >> let's look at an outline of what republicans said they heard in the meeting. $1.6 trillion in tax increases over the next ten years. $50 billion in stimulus spending right now. $400 billion in unspecified medicare cuts. over the next ten years. and then, permanent authority to increase the debt limit the president wants that authority. they look at that 1.6 trillion in revenue and say it's twice as much you get from raising taxes on the wealthy and much more than democrats would ever accept in the senate. that's why they say this is not serious. >> but let me start with what you said, we're making the threat of default. we propose to take an idea that senator mcconnell proposed in the summer of 2011 and extend that. what that does, it lifts the cloud of default over the economy. the president has increased the debt limit. congress has a chance to express approval of that. it's a very smart way by the senat
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Dec 12, 2012 7:00am PST
lifetime. >>> and good morning, america. hello to robin, recovering at home. here with amy robach again. let's get right to the two stories breaking overnight. the latest on that surprise missile launch from north korea, in just a moment. >>> but first, to portland, oregon, where a gunman opened fire in a mall crowded with holiday shoppers. abc's neal karlinsky is outside the macy's where it all began. good morning, neal. >> reporter: george, good morning. this is where much of the shooting happened, inside the food court, here, next to the macy's. this is a very popular mall. it was filled with holiday shoppers at the time of the shooting. a random and senseless rampage that could have been even worse. cell phone video shows the chaos soon after the shooting. customers, even a little girl, being led out with their hands up. >> you said an active shooter? >> yeah. there's one person saying that there's a man with a rifle. near the food court. >> reporter: it was 3:20 p.m., when christmas songs over the clackamas town center sound system, were suddenly drowned out by the rapid fire
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Dec 3, 2012 6:00am PST
branson owns 51% in virgin and a stake in jury anyone america based at sfo. >>> the text message turns 20 today. has it been that long? yes. december 3rd, 1992 the first text message was sent in the u.k. by a 22-year-old tech to a co-worker during a christmas party. the message read: "merry christmas." some saying text messages dying out with im still, happy 20th birthday. >>> traffic and weather together, next on the abc7 morning news. live look outside we see traffic moving in san jose, no problems, no rain now. meteorologist mike nicco will have the full forecast to tell us if there is more on the way. we'll also check the traffic with sue hall. ñ >>> welcome back. 6:08. live doppler picking up dry air for the morning commute. a little fog around 101 especially from petaluma into novato watch out for that. with the clouds starting to thin more fog could develop in the north bay, 39 in santa rosa and napa, everybody else in the low to upper 40s to even 50 now in san francisco. as we head throughout the morning it is going to feel much cooler than yesterday. 12° cooler to 20,
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Dec 16, 2012 4:00am PST
morning america," "tragedy at the elementary school," live from newtown, connecticut, connecticut. >> and good morning, america. i'm here in newtown, connecticut, connecticut, behind me the sandy hook fire department, bianna golodryga is back in new york. she will join us shortly. with me here this morning my weekday colleague lara spencer and amy robach. >> dan, even more sadness as the dead are identified we're seeing the faces of those so very young victims. i'm going to have that story. it's a really tough one but it's an important one so we can remember those who spent so much time in that school and were loved by so many. >> lara, you have a story coming up. >> as the healing has begun, the folks are pulling together trying to overcome this unimaginable tragedy and i'll have that report. >> well, those stories coming up but to the latest news. as we said president obama will arrive in newtown, connecticut tonight, he'll be meeting with the families of the victims thanking first responders and speaking at an interstate vigil. this is the fourth time in four years this preside
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Dec 21, 2012 6:00am PST
. report with the "good morning america"kpwplguá$n moments. >> those 26 bells for the 20 elementary school children who were killed and six of their teachers, administrators, the school principal, all the adults being called heroes in the wake of this tragic school shooting that has changed the face of the country. >> gunman also killed his mother then took his own life. again, this is where the bells will ring. similar ceremonies going on in several states among them. governor malloy will lead this event coming up in just a couple of minutes. we are getting word from -- >> announcer: had is an abc news special report. tragedy at sandy hook. >>> good morning i'm george stephanopoulos we are joining you share in a moment of silence for the youngibé childn and women killed in newton, connecticut one week ago. sandy hook the sight of the tragedy the whole country stricken by the news you see in newtown t flagshe.f9 flying at half-staff today, 9:30 eastern town in newton the bells will ring 26 times once for reach life lost. linsey davis is outside that church. >> reporter: good morni
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Dec 19, 2012 5:30pm PST
marching across america. take a look. blizzard warnings in nine states. the highways are slick, the airports are canceling flights, threatening to set off that domino effect in airports across the country. abc's meteorologist ginger zee is in the storm tonight. >> reporter: this may be a preview of your holiday travel -- frustration. that's because in denver, the wild winds are sending snow sideways tonight. in texas, the storms kicked up enormous dust storms that caused 16 accidents and shut down one highway. it's all part of a monster winter storm, hitting right as holiday travelers are starting to move. at the denver international airport late today, plows on the runways, but they weren't able to keep up. lines building as dozens of flights were canceled. >> i'm coming home from college, so, i'm just trying to get back home. >> one cancellation, two delays, missed one plane by three minutes. >> reporter: and on the roads, conditions are deteriorating, and fast. look at this. in monument, colorado, there were near whiteout conditions on the highway. while 50 cars piled up on the s
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Dec 7, 2012 5:00pm PST
invited america's toughest p1Ñ wria letter after denying them a chance to speak to their class in person. the sheriff happens to be in san francisco for a conference. he received a bundle of letters written in spanish from students that criticized his aggressive enforcement of immigration laws in phoenix. >> and i'm concerned about parents giving the wrong message to their kids. and even teacher asks schools. because this class had to be controlled by a teacher. >> arpio gained fame for making inmates wear pink under wear. >> fox con, parts supplier for apple is considering a u.s. expansion now that apple ceo said it will begin manufacturing products here in the united states. and housing employees and dorms have been working for unbearly long hours and apple has not revealed which products will be made in the united states. >> listen to this. local researchers find a gene that could lead to a pill this-to-fight fat. >> and a judge decides whether golfers can still tee off on a golf course at the jernt of a battle. >> abc 7 news is live from the roof of the kgotv broadcast center. it's g
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Dec 20, 2012 7:00am PST
straight to the source to learn the secrets of how they did it. >>> good morning, america. hi to robin at home. great to have elizabeth vargas back. paula faris in today. i'm surrounded. this is great. >> george's angels. >> that's right. >> and by the way, i knew it was a hoax. i knew that eagle wasn't grabbing that baby. >>> we have a lot to get to today. including the fiscal cliff showdown. talks have broken down. house republicans are going to push a fallback plan today. they're trying to make sure that taxes don't go up for anyone making under $1 million. will it help or hurt the negotiations? >>> and president obama front and center on the gun control debate, promising yesterday quick action. we'll show you how some cities are arming teachers. while many parents are taking safety into their own hands by buying bullet-resistant backpacks for their children. >> there's a lot of fear out there. there is a lot of fear. >> nothing shows it more than that. >>> let's get to the breaking developments on the extreme weather battering much of the country. there's reports of damaging tornad
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Dec 19, 2012 11:35pm PST
america. and we don't just make things you want, we make things you didn't even know you wanted. like a spoon fork. spray cheese. and jeans made out of sweatpants. so grab yourself some new prilosec otc wildberry. [ male announcer ] one pill each morning. 24 hours. zero heartburn. satisfaction guaranteed or your money back. >>> this special edition of "nightline" -- tragedy at sandy hook, the search for solutions, continued with terry moran. >>> the tragedy that struck newtown, connecticut, last friday was unthinkable in so many ways, but as we all sadly know, it was not unprecedented. from aurora, to tuscan, to virginia tech, the litanies of names, the shooting rampages have become depressingly familiar features of american reality, that one remarkable young man is now fighting to stop. he is on a mission to expose how easy it can be to buy powerful guns in this country. this heartbreaking season continues in newtown. this season of funerals. three more children laid to rest. as the country struggles to make sense of the horror, there's a voice you should hear. >> it's the worst day
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Dec 17, 2012 4:00am PST
america. >>> one group that has been silent since the connecticut shootings has been the gun lobby itself, the national rifle association. the usually social media-savvy nra hasn't tweeted or posted anything on its facebook page since friday. the facebook page was taken down a day after it boasted of reaching 1.7 million likes. >> deafening silence perhaps. >>> coming up, what to tell your children as they go back to school today. >>> and the morning's other news today. signs of progress as we get closer and closer to what seems like big news last week, the fiscal cliff. >>> and kate middleton steps out for the first time since being hospitalized. stay with us. hospitalized. stay wit ♪ ♪ >>> in brookfield, wisconsin, the sikh temple, still reeling from its own mass shooting held a prayer vigil for victims in newtown last night. six people were killed there when a gunman burst into that temple and opened fire last august. >>> unfortunately more gun violence news to bring you this morning. the topeka, kansas, police force is in mourning this morning after two of its officers were
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Dec 12, 2012 5:30pm PST
the people driving cars in the wrong direction. >> oh, my god! >>> and, the great made in america christmas. the amazing things you've told us you're doing, and buying, to help create american jobs. >> made in america! >>> good evening. we begin tonight with another shooting, another safe part of american life shattered by violence. a photograph was released today of 22-year-old jake roberts. he worked at a deli outside portland, oregon. police say this is the person who opened fire on holiday shoppers at a mall, firing at families in the food court. he killed two people and then himself. tonight, the shooter's family and his girlfriend are speaking out to abc news, and here's abc's neal karlinsky. >> reporter: chaos amidst the christmas shopping rush. lines of shoppers, even children, could be seen streaming out with their hands up while a shooter was still inside. a day later, police now say the gunman was 22-year-old jacob tyler roberts, a young man with no history of serious trouble, who they say stole an assault rifle from an acquaintance and set off, alone, on a deadly rampa
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Dec 16, 2012 7:00am PST
a special edition of "good morning america: tragedy at the elementary school," live from newtown, connecticut. >>> and good morning. i'm dan harris reporting from newtown, connecticut. behind me the sandy hook volunteer fire department where they took those children right after the massacre friday morning. bianna golodryga is back in new york city at our abc news headquarters. much more coming up from her. with me is lara spencer and amy robach. >> it is hard to imagine. there is even more sadness as we are starting to see the faces. we knew the names last night, but we see the faces of those young victims, still very young victims. it's hard to imagine how quickly their lives were taken away and how much they still had to live. >> we also will hear the story of one of those little survivors. >> yeah. >> and we're going to talk about random acts of kindness, how this community and strangers have come together in a way that is truly remarkable in an attempt to begin the healing. >> we'll have incredible reporting coming up from both of you. we'll get to that in just a minute. >>>
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Dec 1, 2012 7:00am PST
christmas? >> a pony. >> reporter: for "good morning america," alex perez, abc news, dearborn, missouri. >> there was no hesitation there. she didn't have to think about it one bit. >> not college. not a car. a pony. ginger? i love ponies. >> i love ponies, too. >>> and happy meteorological first day of winter. that's very exciting. it won't happen astronomically until the 21st. i'm such a nerd. end of the atlantic hurricane season. i've got some interesting information here. we had 19 named storms. that is well above the average of 12. you're seeing all of the paths there. now, we have a little invest. a little tropical area, of stormy. we have a chance of it becoming valerie. we could see post-hurricane season tropical storm form. we'll be watching that for you. we have to talk about the warmth. it sure doesn't feel like the first day of meteorological winter. >> beautiful photos coming in this week. this one from lisa in yorkville, illinois. look at the colors there. so perfect. she always sends great pictures. of her dogs, too. as much as you love cats, i love dogs, dan. >
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Dec 15, 2012 12:00am PST
parent in america will do, which is hug our children a little tighter. and we'll tell them that we love them. >> reporter: so when words fail us, never underestimate the power of an embrace. every parent knows that school can be a source of anxiety too for young kids, regardless. i spent the day interviewing those trauma experts and child psychologists and they all say the same thing. kids depend on parents to feel safe. so while it may not be appropriate to hold a school assembly, which might increase fears, schools are a source of community and parents should check in with their teachers and administrators to see how their kids are responding. but as a sad footnote, cynthia, the sandy hook school principal was among those killed today and that community will need a lot of support moving ahead. >> our thanks to you, juju chang. >>> earlier today, we saw a deeply touched president obama, the father of two, choked up while addressing the nation about the tragedy at sandy hook. abc's jake tapper has been following the president throughout the day and he brings us the latest. >> repor
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Dec 7, 2012 5:30pm PST
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Dec 27, 2012 6:00am PST
access come to america. unicef estimates there are 740,000 children without uxc¢áhr' russia. they appreciate the thought but the word from local leaders is stop, when it2"2dm0qj to sending gifts to their town leaders say they appreciate it butq6v÷ their smal community is overwhelmed by the gifts. several streets are lined witheñ shrines as items keep pouring in they are filling up local warehouses. on the upside united way says the fund has grown to 3 1/2 million dollars.d3÷ if you can still donate to that found there's a link on abc7news.com. -- to that fund there's a link onj@s÷ abc7news.com. >>> mike keeping an eye on things, quiet for once in a long time. >> quiet commute for folks afternoon. from mount tamalpais this morning, sausalito, tiburon to san francisco and points south air is clean, clouds on live doppler 7 hd, we are not seeing anything in the way of rainfall, checking out all of the major airports across the country, on time, except fought. -- and ft. lauderdale. thanks for sending us pictures. this was sent in by charlie from martinez, nice rainbow over martin
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Dec 13, 2012 5:30pm PST
? and whom will the president pick to represent america on the world stage? abc's senior white house correspondent jake tapper has all the details right now. jake? >> reporter: good evening, diane. well, ambassador susan rice withdrew her name from consideration to be secretary of state after weeks of bruising political battles and a cacophony of criticism. in a letter to the president today, u.s. ambassador to the united nations susan rice wrote, "the position of secretary of state should never be politicized. i am saddened that we have reached this point even before you have decided whom to nominate." and she shared the news on nbc. >> i didn't want to see a confirmation process that was very prolonged, very politicized, very distracting and very disruptive, because there are so many things we need to get done as a country. >> reporter: just weeks ago, rice, a tough and smart rising star in the obama administration, was the president's top choice to serve as the next secretary of state. but she drew a lightning storm of republican criticism for repeating talking points from the int
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Dec 5, 2012 6:00am PST
continues in 25 minutes with news, weather and traffic during "good morning america." >>> we'll live you with another look at >>> good morning, america. important news this morning for all homeowners. as prices soar to levels we haven't seen in years. jumping 6% in a month. we'll show which parts of america are the hottest right now. >>> breaking at this hour, the bizarre hoax at kate middleton's hospital. radio deejays impersonating the queen and prince charles, persuade a nurse to tell them about kate's condition.
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Dec 31, 2012 7:00am PST
only on "good morning america." >>> and good morning, america. the new year, of course, has already begun on the other side of the world. but out here in times square, we have a crowd. there you see the celebrations in auckland, new zealand. just before we came on the air, but outside, we have a crowd getting ready for more than a couple of hours. we get ready to say happy new year. to 2012 13. george, robin, josh, sam, and lara are all off. we're so glad to welcome dan abrams, ron claiborne and rachel smith. >>> we have a big news cycle happening on this last did of 2012. not only the fiscal cliff, but secretary of state hillary clinton in the hospital. we'll get to that in just a moment. a diagnosis of a blood clot. but some questions still remaining. >>> we have some weather stories, including the latest on this horrific tour bus crash on an icy highway in oregon. it was packed full of tourists. and it skidded off the road, leaving nine dead, many more injured. >>> and the live shot from new york presbyterian hospital where secretary of state hillary clinton is being cared for ri
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Dec 23, 2012 4:00am PST
wish you a merry christmas from the bottom of my heart ♪ >> good morning, america, listening to the famous boys and girls choir of harlem ensemble. good morning, america. two days until christmas, "gma" never sounded so good. >> those guys are great. they do a mean "feliz navidad." we are going to take a look at some fancy high-end christmas gifts affordable for those who may have recently won the lottery. a jet pack, $100,000. this guy drives it well. i got a chance to test drive it and that's what happened. yeah. >> it looks like fun when he was -- with you, dan -- >> as it turns out it's tricky to use. >> the gift that keeps on giving. >> perhaps we shouldn't be running that story. >>> also this morning keep a close eye on those gifts you do buy. unfortunately 'tis the season for christmas crimes, as well. we'll show you some bad guys caught on tape red handed stealing people's presents. that's coming up next. >>> we'll start with what is shaping up to be the big story on christmas and the days of a. severe weather, it could strand many of the 93 million americans who travel for
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Dec 24, 2012 5:00am PST
bring anything and get your picture taken with this. tim on america's got talent will be playing at 10. >> reporter: that is a score it shows the city behind the toy drive. >> you drive by, maybe you can't come down we need 15,000 toys, so -- [ inaudible ] >>> what a great cause. putting us in the holiday spirit. we'll check in with mike. >> trying to get around will be easier than it was over the weekend. live doppler 7 hd radar and satellite over the last three hours, northwest flow in our sky right now bringing in a break right now in the form of drier air at least mid and upper parts, ground saturated, thickest fog now santa rosa at that reporting station down to three miles in livermore, fog developing east bay valleys. system pulling away and heading for the high plains, behind it, here's our break, quickly behind that, another moisture laden system. this next system will have rain but it won't be like what we dealt with over the weekend, that's tomorrow. today partly cloudy, low to mid 50s from noon to 4:00, may see a few high clouds, cooler, low to mid 40s this evening. rain
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Dec 10, 2012 5:00pm PST
economy growing in a healthier face than hours and forecast by year 2030 asia will surprise north america in terms of global power. >> well, bart passengers have just over a week to sound off plan to triple parking rates over the next two years currently drivers either park free or park $1 per day to park. this plan would allow 50 cents increases twice per year. >> bart does need to raise revenue. on the other hand, it can be a hardship. >> stations have pricing based on demand. just a 50% hike generating about $5 million for bart. >> gas prices continue to fall. the survey over the weekend finds prices dropped 46 cents=> nationally. the maze now $3.38 a gallon saying prices should continue to fall. here in the bay area, drivers are paying 3 plt $70 for a gallon of regular. >> still to come here at 5:00 the colorful food that's could help women avoid breast cancer. >> a man takes law into his own hands setting up a camera. >> and california is late to the game here, finally ready to sign off on a service for the homeless other states are dialed into it. >> i'm sandhya patel. winter will b
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Dec 11, 2012 11:35pm PST
one more giant head ache for president obama. much more on "good morning america." >>> coming up, behind the corsets and conniving that make "downton abbey" the biggest hit on public television. >>> abc news "nightline" brought to you by "promised land." i had enough of feeling embarrassed about my skin. [ designer ] enough of just covering up my moderate to severe plaque psoriasis. i decided enough is enough. ♪ [ spa lady ] i started enbrel. it's clinically proven to provide clearer skin. [ rv guy ] enbrel may not work for everyone -- and may not clear you completely, but for many, it gets skin clearer fast, within 2 months, and keeps it clearer up to 9 months. [ male announcer ] because enbrel®, etanercept, suppresses your immune system, it may lower your ability to fight infections. serious, sometimes fatal, events including infections, tuberculosis, lymphoma, other cancers, and nervous system and blood disorders have occurred. before starting enbrel, your doctor should test you for tuberculosis and discuss whether you've been to a region where certain fungal infections are
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Dec 20, 2012 11:00pm PST
inside battleground america, the places awash with weapons, where police battle bloodshed in the streets and e.r. doctors have to count the bullet wounds. >> four. >> gun nation, families who bond by pulling the trigger. a 4-year-old child at home on the range. we'll take you to places where america's passion for guns runs
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Dec 14, 2012 11:00pm PST
morning at 4:00 a.m. with a special edition of "good morning america." we'll have bay area reaction followed by another hour of "good morning america" at 7:00 and then the morning news at 8:00. >> we'll stay on top of this. >> it's going to be a chilly start especially inland. low 30s to mid 40s. partly cloudy by 8:00 a.m. mid 30s to 40s, rain coming in by the afternoon. >> dan: thanks very much. that is our report. "nightline" is next. >>> tonight on a special edition of "nightline," classroom tragedy. at least 20 young children and six adults shot and killed inside a connecticut elementary school. the worst shooting of its kind in history. we're eeg on the ground with parents, students and teachers, as a town and a nation grieves. >> the majority of those who died today were children, beautiful little kids between the ages of 5 and 10 years old.
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Dec 5, 2012 4:00am PST
busiest port -- one of the busiest ports in america. a walkout with a multibillion dollar impact around the country. >> 10,000 workers will be back on the job at the ports of los angeles and long beach today, which handle about half the cargo coming into the u.s. an overnight contract agreement ends an eight-day walkoff that kept billions upon billions of dollars in cargo from getting to warehouses nationwide. crucial merchandise in these days before christmas. they estimated it was about $1 billion a day that this strike was going on. >> it's over now. that's the good news out of l.a. this morning. >>> now, we turn to the battle over how to keep the nation from going over that so-called fiscal cliff. the clock is ticking now. 27 days to go. >> and president obama and congressional republicans are making plenty of sound bytes about it all. but very little progress. abc's tahman bradley has the details from washington. >> reporter: democrats and republicans remain light years apart. here's president obama, in an interview with bloomberg tv, describing house speaker john boehner's plan to
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Dec 23, 2012 5:00pm PST
tough message. what happened at gun shows across america today? >>> holiday havoc. two days until christmas and two new storms bearing down. as tens of millions of americans scramble for their gifts, we look inside the mind of the last-minute shopper. >>> irresistible. the dental assistant in iowa fired because her boss says she was too attractive. the shock over how the state's highest court has ruled on this case. >>> and extreme gifting. what america's one percenters may find under their trees this
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Dec 9, 2012 5:00pm PST
republicans must do more than simply avoid the fiscal cliff to get america's economy growing again. >> still have up certain that -- uncertainty that fuels doubts, stops people from making decision. >> bud washington's top leader, house speaker john boehner, says there has been little progress. >> when it comes to the fiscal cliff threatening our economy and threatening jobs, the white house has wasted another week. >> democrats show no signs of backing off from supporting the president's hard-line stance on raising the incomes tax rate for the rich. >> we democrats realize there have to about two sides to the bargain, but in 2011 we put both revenues and cuts on the table. >> but one republican senator revealed this week that tax increases might help solve america's debt crisis. so far the g.o.p. has stood imeps raising taxes. >> what we ought to be working on is the other 93%, because if you want to do what he wants on tax rates, you affect% of the deficit. we have spent ourselves into a hole and we're not going to raise taxes and borrow money and get out of it. so, will i accept a tax inc
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Dec 24, 2012 4:00am PST
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Dec 19, 2012 1:40am PST
gives you a burst of wildberry flavor. now why make a flavored heartburn pill? because this is america. and we don't just make things you want, we make things you didn't even know you wanted. like a spoon fork. spray cheese. and jeans made out of sweatpants. so grab yourself some new prilosec otc wildberry. [ male announcer ] one pill each morning. 24 hours. zero heartburn. satisfaction guaranteed or your money back. than a whole box of this other stuff... and that much freshness is gonna take some getting used to... [ sniffing ] yep. it's amazing what a single scoop of gain freshness can do. >>> welcome back, everybody. a comprehensive report about cancer risks stemming from exposure to the post 9/11 world trade center site seems to ask more questions than it actually answers. the study by new york city's health department suggests possible links with prostate, thyroid and a type of blood cancer, as well. but finds relatively few cancer cases among the nearly 56,000 folks who were studied. even the head of the study says the results "should be interpreted with caution." >>> more than
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Dec 21, 2012 5:00am PST
america's money rough day aheadd'1nh for markets overnight stock futures indicated1p> lowerh?hdz opening this morning. the weakness blamed squarely on the failure in washington to reach a fiscal cliff deal. bernie madoff's younger brother peter has beenúÑ sentenced to 10 yearsrs)blÑ he claimed he did not know about the fall until his brother told him. facebook testing service that will charge users a dollar to guarantee messages they send are connected to arrive in inboxes rather than an ignored foaler called other. historic day in movie history:.p snow white and seven dwarfs debutted this day 75 years ago the first feature len animated film produced by disney the -- the parent company of abc. t live we'll let mike interpret whatríó the green and yellows and reds mean.o0 we know this is moving into the entire bay area later today-j08kg. >>> police throughout the bay area will be out in full starting today looking for drivers. san mateo police planning to set up a dui checkpoint tonight officers from throughout san mateo county will staff the location as part of their avoid the 23 du
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Dec 4, 2012 12:00am PST
guy, and he does it with such a fierce, attacking way, i can't help all over america, free advertising. you go on 11:30, abc is not behind you, you better get guys doing this, too. >> jimmy: would you release your army for my benefit? >> jimmy kimmel, jimmy kimmel! >> jimmy: i would love that. we'll take a break. will you stick around? >> i'll stick around for the rest of the show. tracy morgan is a genius, he's a funny guy. i'll sit there, i'll make faces, maybe i'll even make out with him. we'll see what happens. >> jimmy: that would be great. >> and when we come back, tracy will be sitting here. i'll -- you sit there -- >> jimmy: that seems like a terrible idea. >> we'll be back from brooklyn. your mouth has been sipping, snacking, yellowing. nutcracking, gift stacking, yellowing. mistletoe'ing, ho ho ho'ing, yellowing. and every holiday season, your teeth have been yellowing. fact is if you're not whitening, you're yellowing. crest 3d white whitestrips remove over 10 years of stains, and whiten 25 times better than a leading whitening toothpaste. crest. life opens up wh
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Dec 15, 2012 6:00am PST
a special edition of "good morning america" at 7:00 a.m. it will be broadcast from the scene of the shooting in newtown, connecticut. >> an investigation is underway after an off duty chp officer was killed in a head on accident in fairfield. it happened before 6:00 on highway 12 near red top road last night. authorities tell us the officer was on his personal motorcycle when he hit a pickup truck turning left in front of him. the officer was thrown and hit by the honda you see there. the unidentified officer was pronounced dead at the scene. >>> an 82-year-old man is facing felony charges of vehicular manslaughter after he was involved in a tear fy rrifying that took three lives today in san mateo county. >> sky 7 h. d. was over the scene after the crash on i 280. the tan lex sis pulled next to the median. it was then this volkswagon swerved and crashed into the lexus. >> four people total. 3 of the people were pronounced at the scene. >> killed at the scene a woman in her 40s a 28-year-old man and 28-year-old woman. it wasn't immediately clear who was inand outside of the car. the
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Dec 20, 2012 12:00am PST
, they brought me that costume and there was nothing around this area. and i'm like, america doesn't need to see this. we have created character that people genuinely like. why are we going to shove this in their face. >> jimmy: it's embarrassing. >> i need something over this and they said it looked like a giant piece of pubic area. >> jimmy: it does. >> no, it does not. >> jimmy: a little bit. >> i get up in the tree and there is paparazzi. then i get up in the tree and there is paparazzi everywhere, of course. and i'm like thank god i have this fur over my junk. but what i loved is in these moments when i was relatively under control, they were bored, chewing their gum but when i would move or get out of tree they were like action. they are just here to watch me fall in case i get in trouble. >> jimmy: it's a cruel world. you're a cat, would you land on your feet. >> i would. >> jimmy: the joke is on them. >> those are jazz shoes. try climbing a tree in jazz shoes. >> jimmy: i'm excited to to hear the great billy dee williams is a guest star on the show. >> that was cool, shows up
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Dec 14, 2012 6:00pm PST
: president obama reacted not as a president, but as a parent. >> i know there's not a parent in america who doesn't feel the same overwhelming grief that i do. >> reporter: it was an emotional side of the president rarely seen in public. he repeatedly wiped away tears and paused to compose himself. >> the majority of those who died today were children, beautiful little kids between the ages of 5 and 10 years old. they had their entire lives ahead of them -- birthdays, graduations, weddings, kids of their own. >> reporter: it was almost two years ago the president was called to be consoler in chief after a different act of gun violence in tucson where congresswoman gabby giffords was shot and six others were killed. >> we mourn with you for the fallen. we join you in your grief. >> reporter: today the president recited a grim list of other places now known for horrific gun violence on his watch. a shopping mall in oregon, a sikh temple in wisconsin, a movie theater in colorado. today the president suggested he might take some action. >> we're going to have to come together to take meaningful
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Dec 23, 2012 5:00am PST
america treats that's filling cookie jars all over the field. here's a live look from our east bay cam. rain, breezy conditions and low 50s. lisa argen will have your forecast in a few minutes. >> there were only a couple power outages around the bay area right now. overnight pg&e crews got pretty much caught up on most repairs from yesterday. biggest outage this morning is in bay point where you see there are 873 customers in the dark. there's a smaller outage in san rafael where 114 customers are out. no estimate for when the power might be restored. this is weather related, and if you want to keep an eye on conditions anytime, you can go to our live doppler 7 hd on the web at abc7news.com. check out the conditions anytime, anywhere. >>> now our transaction to abc's made in america series. if your sweet tooth is calling this holiday season, there's an east bay business that can answer it. wayne freedman tells us too good gourmet is a made in america business with a long reach. >> oh, i love snicker doodles. >> and glen wong of oakland is reasonable. he wants holiday cookie deals. >>
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Dec 22, 2012 4:00am PST
plan had better not infringe on the right of gun owners. for "good morning america," pierre thomas, abc news, washington. >> battle lines are clearly drawn. we'll get more on that story, coming up in the broadcast. >>> let's get over to ron for the latest headlines. >> hey, there. good morning, everyone. three people have been arrested for the deadly explosion that devastated an indiana neighborhood last month. the homeowner and boyfriend. there was evidence that the gas lines were tampered with. >>> and a federal judge has given final approval to bp's settlement on the massive oil spill in the gulf of mexico. the oil giant has estimated it will take $7.8 billion to help out businesses and individuals affected by the oil spill. >>> and the tennis umpire who was accused of murdering her husband has her job back. prosecutors dropped the case last month against her because of insufficient evidence. goodman was suspended from her job after her arrest in august. >>> and a crowd in texas got more than they bargained for. when they lined up to buy the new air jordan speakers. police douse
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Dec 25, 2012 6:00am PST
working on it now. a spokesman says the outage stretches across the americas. the company blames amazon's cloud service its web service provider. 6:07. traffic and weather together, next. live look now at doppler 7 hd, you can see a new storm is moving in. it is off the coast. meteorologist francis dinglasan will have your full forecast. we will also check in on the christmas morning traffic. >> also, a christmas celebration for u.s. troops overseas. >>> merry christmas. i'm meteorologist francis dinglasan in for mike nicco. you can see the storm is starting to move towards ukiah. right now heavy rain,duw on 101 moving south towards healdsburg north bay late morning all of us around the bay area bay this afternoon with breezy conditions, temperatures in the 50s. after the heavy rain ends tomorrow we'll see showers continue but dry thursday. eric has a look at traffic now. >>> yes, i do. still problems from an earlier is on -- accident on 580 at foothill, lanes are blocked chp was diverting traffic on to high street. look outside now the toll plaza bay bridge toll, almost nobody there many
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